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In Memory of

James Hammerschmidt

December 26, 1928 - July 25, 2012

Obituary


James E. Hammerschmidt, age 83, of Cable, WI passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn, WI.

James Earl Hammerschmidt was born December 26, 1928 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Carl and Geraldine (Malone) Hammerschmidt. He graduated from high school in Grand Rapids and entered the National Guard. After his time in the service James returned to Michigan and on September 5, 1953 he was joined in marriage to Dolores Luzynski. They moved to Travers City, MI for a short time before moving to Richfield,...

James E. Hammerschmidt, age 83, of Cable, WI passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn, WI.

James Earl Hammerschmidt was born December 26, 1928 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Carl and Geraldine (Malone) Hammerschmidt. He graduated from high school in Grand Rapids and entered the National Guard. After his time in the service James returned to Michigan and on September 5, 1953 he was joined in marriage to Dolores Luzynski. They moved to Travers City, MI for a short time before moving to Richfield, MN where James worked in sales for Maytag. James and Dolores moved to Edina, MN in 1960 and James worked with Minneapolis Merchandise Marketing and served a five state area where he was one of their top sales professionals. Apart of his sales he was also a slush mug distributer, an item that he was very successful with. In 1973 James and Dolores moved to Cable, WI where they operated Big Brook Bait and Laundry Mat. They operated this business for more than 25 years and changed it into a canoe sales and rental business. James was a member of the Cable Area Lions Club and St. Ann Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic minister and created a "Spiritual Adoption" program. He organized numerous community events including the Community Thanksgiving Diner in Cable, Grandview Fire House Fifty, and the Cable area Operation Rudolph program. He served on the American Birkebeiner Board of Directors in Hayward.

James is survived by his children, Denise (Brad) Scharf of New Prague, MN, Brett (Gina) Hammerschmidt of Howell, NJ, Renee (Tom) Lindquist of Stillwater, MN, Carla (Bob) of Madison, WI, Curt (Linda) Hammerschmidt of Mound, MN; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchild; three siblings, Yvonne Graydon of Clearwater, FL, Larry Portman of Patiloma, CA, Jean Schulte of Grand Rapids, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dolores, son, Tad Hammerschmidt; two sisters, Joan Flannery and Uletine Schutrump.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Cable with Father Philip Juza officiating. A time of gathering with family and friends will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to Regional Hospice.